Ronaldo continues his international career: a new record and an endless struggle with Messi
It was believed that the tears of Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo, at the end of the quarter-final confrontation of the Qatar World Cup 2022, against the Moroccan national team, were an indication of the end of his international career and not because of the failure to continue the World Cup adventure, but the “Don” still insists on completing the international experience, although he He achieved the most important goals, so what motivates the Portuguese, who reached the age of 38?
The Portuguese has many records in his sports career, especially with the Portugal national team, since he is the only player in the world to score in 5 World Cup finals, and he also holds the record for the number of goals with the national teams, and he is the best scorer in the world in history in all competitions. . Although most of these numbers are difficult to break, Ronaldo wants to support his position for fear of the new generation, and the missile launch of both Norwegian Erling Haaland and Frenchman Kylian Mbappe motivates him to improve the numbers for fear of falling after a few years.
Also, Ronaldo, who played 196 international matches, will break the world record in his first participation with Portugal, since he shares first place with Kuwaiti Bader Al-Mutawa, which is among the reasons that motivated him to return, without a doubt, to enter the European Championship qualifiers, as he will meet Portugal with Liechtenstein on Thursday in the first round.
Messi’s presence motivates him
The rivalry with Lionel Messi represented a strong incentive for Ronaldo to continue his career at a high level, as he was still searching for constantly scoring goals in all competitions, and the situation did not change by moving to the Saudi victory, as the Portuguese appeared enthusiastic about writing history again, and he did not lose the desire to play or score. In the net of all clubs in various competitions and refuses to be substituted.
Messi was supposed to retire from international football after winning the Qatar World Cup, but Messi’s survival on the international scene apparently encouraged Ronaldo to continue playing internationally, despite the crises he suffered in the Qatar World Cup since he lost his main place, and was subject to strong criticism because of his differences with the former coach. Or his colleague Bruno Fernandez, with whom his relationship worsened in the past months, and despite that, Ronaldo will not retire now, and will continue the struggle with Messi from a distance.